The Owl and the Pussycat

from by Limpid Green

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



Edward Lear wrote this nonsense poem about four anthropomorphic animals – an owl, a cat, a pig, and a turkey - in 1871.


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five pound note
The Owl looked up to the stars above
And sang to a small guitar
‘O lovely Pussy O Pussy my love
What a beautiful Pussy you are
You are, You are
What a beautiful Pussy you are’

Pussy said to the Owl,

‘You elegant fowl
How charmingly sweet you sing
O let us be married! too long we have tarried
But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose
His nose, His nose
With a ring at the end of his nose

‘Are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?’ Said the Piggy, ‘I will’
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill
They dined on mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spoon
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon

The moon, The moon

They danced by the light of the moon


from The Bush Willie, released December 27, 2013
Words by Edward Lear
Voiced by Adrian Praetzellis

Drums and Swirly Synths by Bernard Olson
Guitars, Basses, Mellotron Flute and Production by Gregor Mathieson




Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
... more

contact / help

Contact Limpid Green

Streaming and
Download help